We are the youngest city in Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of our population. We have over 400 schools, 15 universities and three university colleges within one hour’s drive of the city.
Our youthfulness provides relentless spirit and ambition which ensures the city has always got a new achievement, breakthrough, creative adventure or something awe-inspiring up its sleeve.
Our appetite for progression is boundless. We have been a champion of innovation since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. Today we focus our almighty research and development resources on developing the next generation of everything from greener transport to genetics, from regeneration to faster broadband speeds.